Before the Manifesto: The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker Morris

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1887
"Went to Court to Testify in Favor of
My Husband"

January 1887

Sat 1st arose about 6.30 W. lovly like spring did homework most of the day. Recived an early call from Elias Morris and Peter Tibbs. My Nephew Wm C. Morris p.m. spent the eve in reading Nephi attends a party this eve. Our old friend and neighbour Dirk Bockholt died to day sudenly about 11. a.m. I feel thankful that I have been able to keep the faith dureing the past year; may God help me to keep it in the future retired after 1. oclock

Sun 2nd arose about 7. W. mild like spring attended Sunday School a.m. and did housework attended to home affairs p.m. also called on my Nephew p.m. We were addressed at the Ward meeting this eve to Apostle John H. S Smith this eve, it was an intelectual and religous feast retired about 10.

Mon 3rd arose about 6 W. mild did a good deal of housework and went to our friends funeral. Sister Luke called I called on her in the eve as a new comers. At 10.20 oclock we heard screaming in the Street; we opned the door, and beheld the reflexton of a great blaze which from the burning Boca bottleing House only a few rods from our door It was a close call,1 retired about 1. 'oclock.

Tue 4th arose about 7. a.m. fine p.m. cloudy downfall in the eve Did housework and ironing retired about 10.

Wed 5th arose soon after 6. W. damp did housework and ironing. My Husband returned from Sanfrancisco this a.m. in good health We called on Sister C. Bockholt this eve whos husband was buried last monday Bros David Eward and Fred Morgan called this eve as teachers this eve had a good spirit eve enjoyed their company. Retired about 11.

Thu 6th arose about 6.30 did housework attended Fast meeting and called on Sister L. Bockholt W. drizzly, did writeing in the eve retired about 10.

1. At 10:30 p.m. on January 3, 1887, the bottling works of the Boca Brewing Company at 234 S. Third West Street were found to be on fire. As the building was built completely of wood, "it was utterly out of the question to hope to save any portion of it." Mary Lois's house, located at 236 S. Third West Street, was either next door or across the street from the factory. Deseret Evening News, January 4, 1887.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vi
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Memoir 51
  • 1835–1887 Sketch of the Life of Mary L. Morris 53
  • Diary 203
  • 1879- Had a Host of Callers 204
  • 1880- I Can Earn a Triful 241
  • 1881- Conclude to Trust in God 289
  • 1882- Felt Most Acutely My Baby Was Gone 327
  • 1883- Arose from My Pillow to Behold a Great Fire 358
  • 1884- To Take Charge of the Primary Department of the Ward 385
  • 1885- My Husband Has Thought It Wisdom to Absent Himself 420
  • 1886- Going South in the Morning 457
  • 1887- Went to Court to Testify in Favor of My Husband] 496
  • Epilogue 533
  • 1902–1905 Exile in Mexico 534
  • Abbreviations 575
  • Bibliography 576
  • Biographical Register of Names 585
  • Index 629
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